Obama Blocks Gun Sales (of 60-Yr-Old Guns)

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The U.S. government is opposing Korea’s bid to sell thousands of aging U.S. combat rifles to American gun collectors.

Via The Volokh Conspiracy

According to The Korea Times, the Obama administration has blocked efforts by the South Korean government to sell over a  hundred thousand surplus M1 Garand and Carbine rifles into the United States market. These self-loading were rifles introduced in 1926 and 1941. As rifles, they are especially well-suited to community defense in an emergency, as in the cases of community defense following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Along with AR-15 type rifles, the M1 rifles are the quintessential firearms of responsible citizenship, precisely the type of firearms which civic responsibility organizations such as the Appleseed Project teach people how to use.

According to a South Korean official, “The U.S. insisted that imports of the aging rifles could cause problems such as firearm accidents. It was also worried the weapons could be smuggled to terrorists, gangs or other people with bad intentions.”

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1 comment to Obama Blocks Gun Sales (of 60-Yr-Old Guns)

  • Tom

    Accidents???Wuh???I bet more accidents occured with Imported Toyota's!

    What nonsense…terrorists are looking for an 8 Shot semi automatic rifle to replace their 30 shot fully auto Ak47's?

    The arguement would only make sense to a completely deluded Leftist!